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Brazilian medical education group Afya has reported 2019 adjusted net income of 236.9 million reais (£37.5 million), up from 99.8 million reais reported for 2018, a 137.4% increase.
Eton College's headmaster has written to the head of every UK state school offering pupils free use the school’s online self-study course in response to the Covid-19 epidemic.
Pre-school education technology platform Lingumi has raised £4 million in a Series A funding round led by North Summit Capital.
Round Hill Capital has announced that funds advised by Round Hill Capital and NBK Capital have acquired a 368-bed student accommodation development in Dublin.
A former independent school is set to become a training facility for the local police force after it was sold for £3.35 million.
Mumbais-based online higher education platform upGrad has appointed Preeti Kaul As HR head.
Global private equity firm The Riverside Company has acquired Red Nucleus Enterprises from Renovus Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in education and human capital.
Competing UK nursery operators have joined forces to tackle the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Private equity firm Thoma Bravo has acquired Instructure in an all-cash transaction that valued the company at approximately $2 billion, following an earlier rejected bid.
CIBT Education Group’s subsidiary, GEC Oakridge Acquisition Limited Partnership, has purchased three parcels of land designated for the GEC Oakridge project for $30.3 million.

Educators’ eyes are focusing on opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, says Pam Mundy, Business Women in Education founding member and an independent educational consultant. In this contribution, she offers a street-level view of the controversial market, hitting back at consensus that it is not welcoming to Western women

Reigate Grammar School has set up shop in Casablanca on the back of an agreement between the UK and Moroccan governments that makes it easier for British education institutions to launch in the North African country. Headmaster Shaun Fenton shares his school’s expansion plans

Professional learning platforms have transcended mandatory compliance training and entered a new realm in which large corporations are giving them millions of pounds to upskill staff. CIL Management Consultants takes a look at this burgeoning corner of the global education market

Simone Rensch presents the best bits of this year’s Private Equity in Education conference

Ros Marshall joined childcare operator Bright Horizons as UK managing director this year. She tells Simone Rensch how music influenced her leadership style, and why a bout of chickenpox caused her to shift career paths

Josh O’Neill breaks bread with Harry Hortyn and Robert Phipps, co-founders of Oxford Summer Courses, the UK’s fastest-growing education organisation, who argue that two heads are better than one when it comes to running their business

The novel coronavirus has infected the global education sector. In this special report, Josh O’Neill offers a thorough assessment of the wide-ranging symptoms and shares strategic prescriptions that could help alleviate operational and financial pains

Australia’s purpose-built student housing market is in the midst of a transition from an alternative asset class into an institutionally-recognised vertical. Simone Rensch explores the forces at play in this sector

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Americas | Student finance

Wall Street is commoditising student debt by taking stakes in university students, who agree to pay private investors a slice of their salaries over a set number of years in exchange for tuition financing. Josh O'Neill explores an embryonic 'asset class' that could be worth billions within three years

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Private Equity in Education
Investing for Growth in the Business of Learning

London, UK - 26 February 2020
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Europe | UK M&A

Dukes Education celebrates its fifth birthday this month. In the second part of an exclusive interview series, Aatif Hassan, founder and chairman of the private schools group, sits down with Josh O'Neill to talk humble leadership, growing pains and his obsession with corporate culture

Global | international school

Green School, in the Balinese jungle, has created a unique brand through its unorthodox approach to education that attracts affluent clientele from all over the world. With plans to enter New Zealand, South Africa and Mexico, Simone Rensch considers the sustainability of the school's strategy